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10th Sep 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Weaving talks about not being invited to be a part of John Wick 3

Rory Cashin

His reaction when asked why he wasn’t asked to be involved by Keanu is priceless.

Black 47 has opened in cinemas here, and has already achieved the highest opening for an Irish film in Ireland since John Crowley’s Oscar-nominated Brooklyn in 2015.

It’s turned out to be a huge home-grown success, and in the lead-up to the movie’s release we had the opportunity to chat to the movie’s writer and director Lance Daly, as well as one of the movie’s stars – the Irish legend Stephen Rea – about the film.

We were also lucky enough to get the chance to sit down and talk to the living legend Hugo Weaving about his part in the movie, how he came to be involved, and his favourite memories of making the movie here.

Of course, when you’re talking to the guy who was also in The Matrix, V For Vendetta, The Lord Of The Rings, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Hobbit, Transformers and loads more besides, then it is tough to not talk about every single thing they’ve been involved in.

Our personal highlight has got to be actually hearing him say the words “John Wick” in his infamous Agent Smith voice, but really the whole conversation was fantastic, as he is in brilliant form.

Listen to the full interview right here:

The rapid-fire section of our interview went like this:

How do you feel about the new Lord Of The Rings TV show, and have you been asked to be part of it?

I’ve no idea, I won’t be a part of it.

Okay. How do you feel about the new Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War?

I haven’t seen it. I’m not in it.

Keanu Reeves is back with Laurence Fishburne for John Wick 3.

Bastards! Why didn’t they invite me?

They didn’t ask you to be a part of it?

I haven’t heard a word about it. Bastards.

If we ever speak to Keanu, we will have to ask-

Yeah, why am I not in there? (really elongating the word) Keeeaaaannnnuuuuu?

If you had said John Wick in the Agent Smith voice, then we might have had another iconic moment on our hands.

(perfectly adopts the Agent Smith voice) Johhhhn Wiiiiiick.

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